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Alex Showalter


Alex Showalter is an automotive journalist specializing in creating detailed reports on used cars. Alex is currently working as the Senior Writer for and has created hundreds of reports using hands-on experience and industry knowledge.

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2005 Nissan Altima Review

2005 is a terrible year for the Nissan Altima and is one of the years where a lot of transmission problems started showing up. Making it a midsize sedan buyers should avoid due to the high ownership costs.


2008 Toyota RAV4 Review

The 2008 Toyota RAV4 is one of the longest lasting compact SUVs from 2008. The optional V6 engine gives it more power than the rivals, and legendary Toyota reliability helps keep the values high.


2007 Toyota Tundra Review

The 2007 Toyota Tundra is one of the best half-ton trucks on the market with an extremely long lasting engine. I recommend it over a lot of the other trucks on the market since ownership costs are much lower.


2006 Chevy Tahoe Review

The 2006 model year for the Tahoe stands out as one of the best for the popular full size SUV. With long lasting engines and low ownership costs it's an easy one to recommend to shoppers.


2005 Honda Accord Review

The 2005 Honda Accord is a year buyers should avoid with more transmission issues than a lot of the newer models. If you're in the market for a sedan from 2005 I recommend getting a Camry which will last longer.


2012 Toyota Tacoma Review

The Toyota Tacoma is the best compact truck from 2012, offering an engine that outlasts the competition and great off-road capabilities it's a great truck to go with.


2012 Toyota Highlander Review

The 2012 Toyota Highlander is one of the best midsize SUVs on the market with a long-lasting powertrain which reaches over 300,000 miles, and features a luxurious interior for the price.


2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Review

Used vehicle report for the 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 series, covering the most up-to-date information on what helps this truck stand out as a good budget-friendly contender even though it's 15 years old.


2007 Honda Civic Review

A deep-dive into the 2007 Honda Civic, which breaks the mold for what buyers expect from a Honda. A lot of engine problems were found in my deep-dive, leading this to be a car buyers should avoid.

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